I'm not gonna lie... the first weeks, well the first year, was hectic. It is jolly hard work to care for two babies simultaneously! (Plus a preschooler in my case). I did not get the help I wanted. My mom wasn't able to come stay by us. All our family and friends live 3 hours drive away.
But Hubby helped as much as he could when he was at home. With everything but feeding since I breastfeed.
My son, although only being 3.5yrs old at that time was my lifesaver! He was such a great help and motivater.
If it is at all possible, get help! And accept all offers of help, whether it's to take care of babies' needs or around the house, or to make supper.... Don't try to do it all alone.
I survived the first year but I honestly didn't enjoy it. Only now that they are almost two and a half years old I am starting to enjoy them more and feeling less overwhelmed.
Having two babies is waayy different from having one!!
Good luck! I had my twin boys at 32wks. My water broke on twin A and I went right into labor. My ob didnt stop the contractions as I was scheduled to have them anyway at 34wks due to vesa praevia. My twins were 3lbs 6oz and the other was 2lbs 15oz. They had no major issues. They spent a month in the nicu. I can tell you life at home was hectic. I had help the 1st 2wks and then I was on my own. (dh went back to work). I was so sleep deprived the first 4 months of their lives. I was lucky if I was sleeping 2-3hrs a night. All I can say is get some help, You will need it! Good luck.
Good luck! Will be praying that all goes well for you and babies. Please keep us updated as you can?
And enjoy the rest! I still dream about that week I spent in hospital doing nothing except eat and sleep..... heavenly lol! But also have to admit that holding those two little babies for the first time is the best feeling in the world. You're gonna be an awesome Mommy ;o)
Well I had the twins the following friday!!!!they are in the nursery with special care!!!all they need to do is to get bigger before to come home!!!but they are very well, so we hope for a 4 weeks stay.....!!!I have to say: they are so cute!!!I know im not objective but who can blame me right???lol!!
My twins were born a day short of 38wks. I was taken off work when I was 1cm dilated at 21wks, then bed rest after being in hospital for being 1.5cm dilated at 25wks. I had acupuncture up until 20 wks. Had a great pregnancy. They were born healthy, 4.9lbs and 5.1lbs. Had a c-sec as everytime I tried to push, baby B's heart rate dropped a little. 1st wk was hard, full of emotions. And being in so much pain, having to pump (as they never latched on), no sleep, no rest. Husband helped a lot, MIL helped. After 3-4 months, I was taking care of them myself with the help of my husband. Loved every moment. It was hard, needed lots of patience. Good luck.
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